While i am a big fan of forums, was an alternative such as slack, mattermost, or rocket.chat ever considered to have a great functional comunication platform ?
Hey @zwacki - I’ve moved your thread over to Meta as it’s about the forums.
Honestly, no these were not considered. The things you listed, along with Discord and a number of other services are synchronous chat systems. This is not what I was aiming for with the forums. I wanted an asynchronous discussion board where players could come in and chat about stuff in their own time, and not feel pressured to keep looking at the discussion going on. It’s very easy to lose track of conversations in synchronous discussions, and that’s not what I was after at all.
Hope this helps!